Group Overcomes Challenges to Create Senior Housing

GREENVILLE – Monday through Friday, a hearty collection of older folks make their way to the Greenville Senior Center for lunch.  They pile paper plates high with meatloaf, mashed potatoes, carrots and tiny bowls of canned fruit. Sipping Styrofoam cups full of coffee and sitting at long tables in the cafeteria of the former Greenville High School, they discuss local headlines, the weather, crop reports and whatever else people of that demographic like to chat about.

They come for... Continue Reading

Sense of Community Important at Smith Manor

MATEWAN – Smith Manor, a nine-story, 100-apartment high rise building overlooking the Tug Fork River, is a family affair.

In a couple of different ways.

The building is owned and operated by the Smith family. Twin brothers David and Daniel Smith are following in the footsteps of their parents, the late Frank and Joann Smith, who started the partnership that is responsible for the development.

“They built this building in response to a flood that devastated the town of... Continue Reading

Fund Hires Business Development and Lender Support Officer

The West Virginia Housing Development Fund is excited to welcome Justin Hylbert as its new Business Development and Lender Support Officer.  Hylbert, a long-time mortgage loan officer in the Charleston area, will lead the Fund’s single-family department’s outreach efforts.

“Justin is experienced and well respected among the state’s banking and lending community,” said Erica Boggess, the Fund’s Executive Director. “We are proud to welcome him to our team and we know our partners across the state are looking forward... Continue Reading

Brian Holland stands on the porch of his new home.

Veteran Has New Home With Help from Fund Program

HUNTINGTON – Barry Holland has a simple, but profound way to describe his new home.

“This is just beautiful,” he said. “This is a beautiful thing.”

Originally from Beckley, Holland grew up in Cleveland before joining the U.S. Army in 1975. He spent a decade working with, as he says, “bombs and guns.”

After leaving the army, he would eventually make his way to Huntington. He was staying at a local veteran’s home when he learned of Huntington W.V. Area... Continue Reading

Fund Partners With Federal Home Loan Bank to Combat Homelessness

Home4Good is a newly-created program developed by the Federal Home Loan Bank Pittsburgh and the West Virginia Housing Development Fund to address unmet and critical needs in the existing Continuums of Care across the state.

The initiative will provide a flexible source of funding for organizations working to address homelessness in West Virginia with the primary objective of ensuring that if an individual is faced with homelessness it is rare, brief and non-recurring.

The Continuum of Care approach... Continue Reading